I’ve been wearing glasses since I was 4, but in the past ten years I’ve been experiencing floaters: bits of retina flesh that float in your eye, appearing like worms or threads, obscuring your vision. A couple of years ago it was so bad my vision was completely blurred, and I rushed (with the help of a friend) to my optometrist to see if I had a torn retina (a high possibility for myopic people). He said don’t worry about it; it happens with age, and given my poor vision, I’m more susceptible to floaters.
You might me able to see them if you close your eyes, or when you’re looking at a a cloudless sky or something with one colour, like a wall.
Here are some floater resources:
- Definitions of floaters on the Web
- The Floater Web: dedicated to informing visitors about floaters.
- Floaters Illustrated: a complete analysis of my floaters. I’ve tried to reproduce what I actually see. They have a gallery of pictures that users have submitted that try to depict what floaters look like.